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South Korean navy ship sinks, North link played down

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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 12:35 AM
Seoul probes N.Korean general's promotion

Seoul is investigating whether a demoted North Korean general has won back his former rank as a reward for the sinking of a South Korean warship, an official said Monday.

North Korean TV footage and a still photo released over the weekend showed Kim Myong-Guk wearing a uniform with four stars on the collar.

Kim, who heads the general staff's operations bureau, had been demoted to a three-star general in January, earlier photos showed.

"We are trying to check what's behind his promotion," a Seoul intelligence official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 12:46 AM
Kim Jong-il Watches Massive Military Drill

China Must Understand the Effects of Cheonan Sinking

Mourning for Cheonan Victims Begins

Kim Jong-il 'Could Be Indicted at Int'l Criminal Court'

Cheonan Probe Focuses on Torpedo Debris

State auditors to look into ship sinking, reprimand likely to follow

posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 11:08 AM

North adopts new war invasion strategy: source

posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 08:14 PM
U.S. prepared to take action if N. Korea behind ship sinking

The United States is prepared to take action if the sinking of a South Korean warship is linked to North Korea, a senior U.S. diplomat said Monday.

Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell did not elaborate, but U.S. officials have expressed support for further United Nations sanctions, as proposed by South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan.

posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 08:28 PM
Lee to discuss Cheonan tragedy with China

Military searches for Cheonan evidence

South Koreans to visit N.K. to witness asset freeze

James Bond theories arise in Korean ship sinking

posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:17 AM
'Stray S.Korean mine could not have sunk warship'

-A stray South Korean mine could not have sunk one of the country's warships, the defence ministry said Wednesday, in comments likely to heighten suspicions that North Korea was to blame.

"Its technically not possible," said spokesman Won Tae-Jae, dismissing suggestions that a South Korean mine planted in the Yellow Sea in the 1970s might have blown the corvette apart.

-An unidentified official told Yonhap news agency that Seoul has not ruled out a military response if Pyongyang's involvement in the ship sinking is proved, but would likely take the case to the United Nations Security Council.

posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:35 AM
South Korea holds funeral for 46 sailors

Nation honors Cheonan patriots

North Korea's Provocations: The World's Limited Options

Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation and a former CIA analyst. "Better to engage in a lengthy investigation, both to gather irrefutable evidence and to delay the inevitable day of reckoning."

[edit on 29-4-2010 by ZombieSlayer]

posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 10:01 AM
reply to post by ZombieSlayer

Keep on it...

What more can I say...

Thanks for keeping the light focused on the shadows

[edit on 29-4-2010 by Xcouncil=wisdom]

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:34 PM
Lee leaves Shanghai after summit with Hu Jintao

S. Korean defense minister vows 'punitive action' against ship sinking

President stresses S. Korea is strong enough to cope with adversity

Metal fragments found near sunken ship

Origin of aluminum fragments undetermined

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:37 PM
South Korea Confirms That A Direct Heavy Torpedo Sank The Cheonan, But Still Won't Accuse North Korea

the ship was probably hit by a Chinese-made 206 kg-class Yu-3 heavy torpedo.

What they don't know can't prove is that North Korea fired the torpedo.

Let's consider who could have fired the torpedo. China could be blowing up foreign ships to prove its dominance in the region. A Soviet submarine that never came home could be on the rampage. Al Qaeda might have their own submarine. Or it could be the militaristic rogue state next door that has a long history of nearly provoking war.

The only real question is whether this was a stupid, irrational move by Kim Jong-il or part of a larger plan to force economic concessions.

posted on May, 2 2010 @ 02:09 AM
S.Korea minister vows retaliation over warship sinking

Seoul's defence minister on Sunday vowed retaliation over the sinking of a South Korean warship which killed 46 sailors near the disputed sea border with North Korea last month.

"Those responsible for killing our soldiers must pay the price," Defence Minister Kim Tae-Young told a KBS television programme aired nationwide on Sunday.

"Retaliation -- in whatever form it is -- must be done."

It echoed South Korean Navy chief Admiral Kim Sung-Chan's reprisal pledge during Thursday's mass funeral for the sailors, attended by President Lee Myung-Bak.

posted on May, 2 2010 @ 02:15 AM
President Lee to preside over meeting of top military commanders

President Lee Myung-bak will chair a meeting of top military commanders next week, his spokesman said Sunday, a reflection of how seriously he regards last month's deadly sinking of a naval ship in waters near North Korea.

Lee will preside over the military commanders' meeting on Tuesday, marking the first time in history for a South Korean president to chair such a meeting, presidential spokesman Park Sun-kyoo said.

Further on in this article it says that there were 5 or 6 CCTV cameras installed on the Cheonan and they're trying to recover the footage.

[edit on 2-5-2010 by ZombieSlayer]

posted on May, 2 2010 @ 02:27 AM
Here's another article about the CCTV.

Investigators trying to recover surveillance camera images from sunken ship

Surveillance cameras, commonly known as closed circuit television or CCTV cameras, were installed in five or six locations in the 1,200-ton patrol ship Cheonan, such as hallways and the munitions room, for better oversight of the situation in the vessel, the source said.

"The joint investigation team is trying to recover CCTV" images, the source said on condition of anonymity. "The images, if recovered, would provide a significant clue to finding out what the ship was like at the time of the explosion and figuring out the situation before and after" the sinking, he said.

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 11:18 PM
A touchstone of Lee’s leadership

S. Korea asks China to play 'responsible role'

China remains silent on Kim Jong-il visit as he nears Beijing

S. Korea, U.S. to hold defense talks

N. Korea has deployed 50,000 special forces along frontlines

Report: North Korea responsible for sinking of South Korean warship

Explosives traces found on sunken S.Korea warship: report

posted on May, 6 2010 @ 08:37 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) – Investigators probing the deadly sinking of a South Korean navy ship in March near the North have concluded that a torpedo was the source of an explosion that destroyed the vessel, a news report said on Friday.

The team of South Korean and foreign investigators found traces of explosives used in torpedoes on several parts of the sunken ship as well as pieces of composite metal used in such weapons, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said quoting a senior government official.

South Korean officials have not officially accused the North but made little secret of their belief Pyongyang deliberately torpedoed the 1,200-tonne corvette Cheonan in March near their disputed border in retaliation of a naval firefight last year.

The metallic debris and chemical residue appear to be consistent with a type of torpedo made in Germany, indicating the North may have been trying to disguise its involvement by avoiding arms made by allies China and Russia, Yonhap quoted the official as saying.

North Korea has denied involvement and accused South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's government of trying to use the incident for political gains ahead of local elections in June.

Its been confirmed, and now we got ourselves a war on the Korean Peninsula. What will the U.S. do now?

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 12:52 AM
China 'to Accept Cheonan Findings'

Beijing will accept the findings of a probe into the sinking of the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan on March 26, President Lee Myung-bak on Friday told Grand National Party leaders including Chairman Chung Mong-joon and new GNP floor leader Kim Moo-sung.

GNP spokesman Cho Hae-jin quoted Lee as saying, "Once the outcome of an objective, scientific investigation of the Cheonan sinking is known, we will consult with China as I promised during the last Seoul-Beijing summit. The Chinese government will accept the findings and assume a role."

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 01:03 AM
S.Korea to Resume Psychological Warfare Against North

China Urges Calm Over Cheonan Sinking

What Does N.Korea's Growing Reliance on China Mean?

Clues Suggest NKorean Sub Behind Warship Attack

Defense chief confirms explosive chemical found in sunken ship

posted on May, 15 2010 @ 04:52 AM
Chinese Defense Minister Urges Caution Over Cheonan Sinking

S. Korea, U.S. in sync over ways to handle ship sinking ramifications: official

Debris from Cheonan Site Compared with N.Korean Torpedo

Foreign ministers of S. Korea, Japan, China to meet over regional cooperation

Ministers discuss Cheonan, bilateral ties

posted on May, 15 2010 @ 04:58 AM
It's pretty disgusting that NK can sink a SK navy ship and nothing happens. Wow!

The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to stand by and do nothing!

The US has lost it's balls. Obviously SK has as well. There should be swift and sudden retaliation on SK's part. Or next time it's going to be a nuclear weapon NK launches in their direction or at their ships. A leader like Kim John Il doesn't respect you must make him fear you.

[edit on 15-5-2010 by Zosynspiracy]

posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:33 PM
Will South Korea blame the North for sinking warship?

As South Korea awaits the results of a probe into the sinking of a warship, expected to be made public Thursday, debate is already underway over the policy options open to Seoul if the investigation holds North Korea responsible.

The Cheonan sank the evening of March 26 following a mysterious explosion that blew her in half. Forty-six sailors were lost as the 1,200-ton vessel went down near disputed waters in the Yellow Sea.

Seoul has convened a multinational team -- including American, Australian, British and Swedish as well as South Korean members -- to investigate the cause of the disaster. Their findings will be revealed to reporters Wednesday, and the committee will announce its findings Thursday.

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